Our family within a 100 km radius of Edmonton got together at Amy and Curtis' place for a family pot luck and fun times. They have such a lovely big yard for the kids to play in. There were 5 of our kids with their spouses and 15 of our 20 grandkids. The only ones missing were Mary's family in BC and Mike's family in Southern Alberta. And they'll all be here in August when we all get together again.
The kids played on the trampoline...
|Jonah, Brooklyn, Kenzie, Elly, Aidan, Charlie|
All the little girl cousins loved chasing their big boy cousin, Jonah, around. Here they are jumping off the trampoline after him.
|Elly, Max, Brooklyn, Kenzie, Charlie|
Even a 35-year old mother of four found time to show her tricks to the kids...way to go Amy!
|Amy, Anson, Sydney, Brooklyn|
The kids played in the bouncy castle...
and kept collapsing it and raising it up again...on purpose!
|Sam and Sydney|
They pretended to be prisoners to humor Grammie's photo shoot.
|Max, Micah, Charlie, Jonah, Sydney, Brooklyn, Kenzie|
Amy fed them a Canada flag cupcake cake...
|Charlie, Kenzie, Amy, Brooklyn, Elly, Aidan|
and Sydney showed off her maple leaf tattoo - temporary, of course.
The three-year olds played in the sandbox - James, Elly and Aidan
while some of Jenn's boys tried out the swing set...Sam and Nathan
This is Lloyd and me with the five of our kids in attendance
|Rob, Pat, Sara, Amy, Lloyd, Jenny, Emily|
And these are the in-laws - Curtis, Quincey, Cindy, Allan, Anders. Can you tell which one belongs to which child of mine?
Four of my five daughters
|Emily, Sara, Jenny, Amy|
Me, with my oldest grandchild, Jonah, 14 and my youngest, Quinn, 11 months.
Since it doesn't get dark enough here for fireworks until after 11 pm, the party broke up at the kids bedtimes. Some may have been able to stay up late enough to enjoy the fireworks, but not us old folks.
Happy Canada Day everyone.